The Door is Open so every young person and their parents can feel safe, happy and valued, with the best possible opportunity to reach their potential. At The Door we believe in the potential of every person.
The Door is a Christian-based youth project, established in 1991 for the benefit of all young people aged 11 to 25 and their families. We pride ourselves on being a needs-led organisation, working closely with young people, parents, carers or whole families to offer the right support for them.
“The Door is the best place ever!”
We are a positive influence in the lives of so many disaffected, despondent and disconnected people. Whether it be a parent who feels they are alone in the difficulties they are facing, a 16 year old finding it hard to get their first job, or an 11 year old who is finding it hard to cope in secondary school we are able to make a difference.
We have long been regarded as the leading service for young people and their families across the district, and work closely with statutory services and other voluntary organisations.
At The Door, our Youthwork team work with young people aged 11 – 25 providing them with safe spaces to socialise and feel supported through a varied programme of services and activities.
Their work is focused across the key themes of:
- Improving Health and Well-being
- Gaining Employment, Education and Training
- Finding a positive role in the community
- Exploring their spirituality from a Christian perspective
The team operate from our Drop-in centre in Stroud, The Vibe in Dursley and the Cam Youth and Community Centre as well as ‘Detached’ on the streets work throughout the district.
It can be tough going through adolescence, and it can be even tougher being a parent of a teenager. Nobody gets it right all the time, so there is no shame in getting a bit of help. At The Door we offer a suite of services designed to support everyone, whether it be the young person, their parent or carer, or the whole family.
Mentors are trained volunteers who support young people 1 to 1. Giving a young person this kind of positive role model and intensive support that they have never had before can turn their lives around.
We also offer the same support service to parents and carers, along with the award winning ‘Triple P’ parenting programme, both of which enable parents to re-assess life and move forward, whether its through dealing with a family break-up, major crisis or just the day to day job of being a parent.
Sometimes the whole family needs help to get back on track. Family Face Time provides a safe environment and a friendly facilitator to support families re-open communication and move forward.